Coronavirus In Us

coronavirus in us, 4 AMERICAN CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS The United Kingdom this week also confirmed another case of coronavirus, bringing its total to three. The patient “did not acquire this in the U.K.,” the country’s Department of Health and Social Care said on Twitter. “The patient is being transferred to a specialist NHS [center], and we are using robust infection control measures to prevent any possible further spread of the virus,” Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “The NHS is well prepared to manage these cases and we are now working quickly to identify any contact the patient has had.”

coronavirus in us - WISCONSIN CONFIRMS CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IN PATIENT WHO TRAVELED TO CHINA The news comes as the death toll from the novel virus rose again, with Thursday numbers reaching 563. More than 28,000 people have been sickened worldwide. The U.S. has confirmed 12 cases, with the most recent occurring on Wednesday in Wisconsin.

coronavirus in us, When deadly viral outbreaks like the coronavirus kills and sickens hundreds of people, health officials often encourage the public to wear surgical masks to prevent the spread of disease. But just how well do surgical masks really work? Government officials in South Korea are warning its citizens to not “hoard” face masks and hand sanitizers as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus — which has caused a sharp rise in demand for such items — continues to spread. Officials with the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance on Tuesday approved the stricter penalties, which went into effect on Wednesday and will be enforced until April 30, The Korea Herald reported. Those who are accused of hoarding such products could see up to two years of jail time or a fine of 50 million won, about $42,000.

coronavirus in us - DO SURGICAL MASKS PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS?  “The government will do the following to discourage market manipulation, particularly in the face mask market,” South Korean Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said, according to the outlet. Industry watchers told The Korea Herald that Chinese tourists and merchants on a “buying binge” in South Korea, which has reported at least 16 cases of the virus, may have contributed to the shortage in the country. However, an infectious disease doctor previously told Fox News that there isn’t a lot of evidence that face masks really prevent acquiring or spreading disease.

coronavirus in us - Surgical masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are often made from a flimsy material and aren’t fitted to the face. Spaces and gaps can form around the cheeks and edges of the mouth, making it easy for air to move in and out. CORNELL UNIVERSITY SEES POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS CASE IN STUDENT  Surgical masks will not prevent your acquiring diseases,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, and the medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.